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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:12:00 -0600

The Association of American Medical Colleges is calling on Congress to immediately fund an additional 3,000 medical residency slots each year in addition to the 27,000 to 29,000 residency slots already in place.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:02:00 -0600

Two studies report improved stroke treatment times when ambulances are equipped to administer thrombolytic therapy. But neither has measured whether the mobile approach is cost-effective.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:06:00 -0600

The Oncology Care Model's purpose is to contain costs and improve care, but some oncologists and practice analysts say it is laced with perverse incentives.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:11:00 -0600

New rules for CT scanner equipment are designed to help protect patients and medical staff from overexposure to radiation. Upgrades can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:16:00 -0600

"About 6% to 7% of physicians consider locum tenens to be their fulltime occupation and we anticipate that will grow to 11% of the workforce within the next 18 months," says the head of a healthcare temporary staffing firm.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:06:00 -0600

Medicare Advantage is facing financial firestorms on two fronts, with insurers resisting a 2016 payment cut and beneficiary advocates fighting risk-adjustment of star ratings for socio-economic status.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:11:00 -0600

There is still a week until the latest Supreme Court showdown on the Affordable Care Act—and likely months away from a ruling on King v. Burwell—but pundits already are polishing their crystal balls. From MedPage Today.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:04:00 -0600

The ruling has far-ranging implications for state regulatory boards overseeing professional activities, including those of physicians, hospitals, and health systems.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:56:00 -0600

With numerous payment models and penalties looming, nursing facilities and hospitals have interlocking incentives to keep patients out of the hospital with access to less expensive home care—if medically feasible.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:07:00 -0600

Researchers find evidence of the deadly infection in care settings outside the hospital and in numbers greater than previously estimated.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:04:00 -0600

Four senior healthcare leaders discuss how physician compensation will change as the healthcare environment shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:09:00 -0600

The drive toward delivering value-based care provides compelling motivations for healthcare organizations to join forces, creating an active environment of mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:01:00 -0600

In its proposed rules and payment rates, federal officials double down on efforts to wring value out of the Medicare Advantage program.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:17:00 -0600

The healthcare industry has yet to transition to a paperless model, but leading organizations have been achieving some success.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:04:00 -0600

The deal is expected to clear regulatory hurdles, but one observer says "a possible snare going forward is that insurers start to look at Ascension as less of a provider partner and more of an insurer competitor."

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:14:00 -0600

An arrangement between North Shore-LIJ Health System and Boca Raton Regional Hospital may eventually pave the way for an accountable care organization that enables both hospital systems to share attributed lives for shared savings.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:12:00 -0600

Some hospitals and health systems are accessing considerable amounts of capital by selling medical office buildings and other properties.

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:14:00 -0600

"Disrespect" shown by some healthcare providers "may discourage future visits or delay essential care that could lead to weight loss or the detection of diseases associated with obesity," a researcher says.

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:07:00 -0600

The oncology community is apparently jumping at the chance to show support for documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' upcoming film based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD. From MedPage Today.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:13:00 -0600

Hospitals can't do much to increase measles vaccination rates. But when there is an outbreak, they can help prevent the spread of illness to healthcare workers, other patients, and the community.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:53:44 -0500

The Affordable Care Act is having a lasting impact on small businesses, affecting how owners make decisions about hiring and managing staff, upgrading equipment and more.

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:04:15 -0500

With just over three weeks left to choose new coverage in the health law marketplaces, deciphering the complex system of subsidies remains a key challenge for many would-be insurance customers.

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:47:12 -0600

A WSJ reporter followed a group of families and scientists trying to accelerate the development of a drug to treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease, a rare and fatal cholesterol metabolism disorder known as NPC that strikes primarily children.

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:31:45 -0600

Health law overhaul is affecting millions of Americans. Readers write to the Wall Street Journal to answer the question, "How has the health law affected you?"

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:18:21 -0600

On Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET the Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews will be joined by Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Mike Stahl, senior vice president at HealthMarkets, and Adam Okun, senior vice president at Frenkel Benefits, to discuss the health law, what it means for consumers and employers, and answer reader questions.

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:27:25 -0600

This has been a huge year for the law known as Obamacare. Tell us your story of how the health law has affected you.

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:08:45 -0600

Dr. Christopher Austin and the Journal's Health reporter Amy Dockser Marcus took questions about treatments for rare disease during a Reddit AMA.

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:35:50 -0600

For years, Christopher P. Austin has been trying to develop a way for science to build a better partnership with patients. Dr. Austin and the Journal’s Amy Dockser Marcus are answering questions now.

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:27:34 -0500

Sleep experts say napping done right is good for the brain and our work performance. But what’s the best way to grab some extra zzz’s during the day?

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:12:20 -0500

Physician pay accounts for about 20% of total health-care spending, and in many specialties it has increased much faster than inflation in recent years. Some critics say that’s because most doctors get paid for every service they perform, which creates an incentive to order unnecessary tests and hospitalize people who don’t need it. That critique is the basis for a push to tie physician pay to performance, evaluating doctors on how well they follow procedures for patient care and how well they score on patient satisfaction surveys, among other things. [wsj-poll name="20130611-200308-1747367582" category="topic" size="E"]

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